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grsellitti
10-09-12, 08:04 pm
I have a C&C cage with a top and I was thinking of maybe removing the top and making a stand for my pigs. It would be easier for me and I'm sure more enjoyable for them to be higher up so I'm wondering if someone could post some instructions and picture of how to make a sturdy stand with grids, connectors, and cable ties? Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Also a material list would be helpful so I know how much of each thing to order, thanks!

Inle_Rabbit
10-09-12, 08:26 pm
Just do it the same way you made the cage. Should be fine.

grsellitti
10-10-12, 09:08 pm
Just do it the same way you made the cage. Should be fine.

Yeah I just ordered some more grids and connectors and I have an idea of how to make it.

PeeweesPiggyPalace
10-10-12, 09:15 pm
I had a grid stand.. Storage was an issue for me.. Here is what I had.. you can kinda see the base. 35318 here is what the girls have now :D solved my storage issues.. 35319

grsellitti
10-10-12, 09:25 pm
I had a grid stand.. Storage was an issue for me.. Here is what I had.. you can kinda see the base. 35318 here is what the girls have now :D solved my storage issues.. 35319

Now THAT is an impressive cage!! Wish space wasn't an issue in my household or I'd totally try to make something like that. I'm gonna try the grid stand, and if it doesn't work out for me will definitely be contacting you somehow on how to make the other awesome stand. :D Thank you!

PeeweesPiggyPalace
10-10-12, 09:43 pm
Now THAT is an impressive cage!! Wish space wasn't an issue in my household or I'd totally try to make something like that. I'm gonna try the grid stand, and if it doesn't work out for me will definitely be contacting you somehow on how to make the other awesome stand. :D Thank you!

Thank you :) it is a lot more sturdy as well.. You don't need to go as big as I did.. It is pretty large. We no longer have a dining room table.. Lol all American family who eat in the living room or at the kitchen bar.. :) there are other pics of my grid base cage on my piggy Facebook page if your interested ;)

lissie
10-10-12, 10:50 pm
I loved having 2 grid-high stand. It stores everything! Here's a picture from my old cage (please excuse the mess) You can drape a table cloth or curtain to hide all the mess.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/data/506/medium/IMG_1452.JPG (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=17773&title=another-cage-for-three-boys&cat=506)

Here are some pictures of someone showing how to build them.
http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/data/522/medium/Cage_nocoroplast_complete.JPG (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=6087&title=building-a-cage-3x4-cage-showing-initial-completion&cat=522)

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/data/522/medium/DSC00404.JPG (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=6090&title=building-a-cage-close-up-of-how-base-is-zip-tied-to-floor&cat=522)

lissie
10-10-12, 11:01 pm
A sample of better looking storage.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/data/506/medium/piggy_and_bunny_cages_001.JPG (http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=20120&title=my-guinea-pig-and-rabbit-cages&cat=506)

MrWhistles
10-10-12, 11:21 pm
I love grids stands. I have used 1 grid stands and 2 grid stands. Given my height/how often I do interaction with my pigs, I perfer the 2 grid stand. I am 5'5" and the top of the cage comes halfway up my chest. My pigs are also a bit spooky and having the cage at this height, along with regular handling, has helped in reducing their fright in us. Note, I have designed my cage with nothing but zip ties and I make sure everything is sturdy before adding my pigs. My cage designs under go the "hyper pug" test. Which my hyper wittle pug gets to chase her ball around an unfurnished cage and I see if the cage wiggles or bows to any degree.

Here is the 1 grid stand. I want to also note that this stand was difficult in getting the items in the back cubes because of how low the cage was.
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/members/mrwhistles-albums-cage-picture33153-girls-cage.jpg

And this is the grid stand as of now. 2 grids tall, plenty of storage space. The box holds my hay, the dark 1st column is kitty's cave(she wuves it). Getting to the back storage cubes in this design is 10xs easier. The cage is also MUCH more sturdy with this design. Also there are grids in the back in between each column to give the stand even more stability.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/644641_2449003881642_1675079424_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/183417_2449004001645_1616915086_n.jpg

grsellitti
10-11-12, 03:43 pm
Wow thanks for all the pictures. You guys definitely have some awesome cages! I went ahead and purchased a few more grids and made a stand :D I'm nervous about it but it feels very sturdy and I will be reinforcing it with cable ties when I have the time to go purchase a pack. But here it is:

35329

MrWhistles
10-11-12, 03:50 pm
I do not see any hay in their cage?
Where is their hay?

grsellitti
10-11-12, 03:57 pm
I do not see any hay in their cage?
Where is their hay?

Just got finished cleaning the cage and I snapped this picture before I set everything up. :p